Liz Claiborne Internship Profile
- "Work for a trailblazing label"
Industries: Consumer Products, Fashion, Manufacturing, Retail
Locations: Hartford, CT; Trenton, NJ; New York, NY
Number of Interns: Varies
Compensation/Benefits: Unpaid, Academic Credit
Responsibilities: Accounting, Arts and Design, Finance, Human Resources, Law, Public Relations, Technology, Other
Four partners (including Liz herself) founded the design company Liz Claiborne in 1976. The apparel and accessories (men’s and women’s) corporation now represents several brands. Its holdings include Kenneth Cole, Ellen Tracy, Donna Karan New York, Lucky’s and Juicy Couture, among many others. The company also sponsors the Liz Claiborne Foundation, a nonprofit that addresses needs (particularly women with HIV/AIDS) in communities where the company has its main distribution and manufacturing centers.
Liz interns are hired to work in the finance, IT/IS, design, merchandising, accounting, production, supply chain, PR, HR, legal and business planning departments. All interns, regardless of department, work on an individual project for six to eight weeks. The projects are designed to give interns hands-on experience in the various areas of the company. The program also sponsors weekly activities, such as lunch seminars and field trips to give interns exposure to other departments, as well as a chance to socialize and learn from each other.
Open internships are listed on the company’s website. Candidates should apply online.
Most positions are open to current college sophomores, juniors and seniors with a minimum GPA of 2.8. Recent college graduates are also eligible for some positions. Applicants to the design program must be design majors; finance interns must be finance/ accounting majors; and IT interns must be computer science or MIS majors. All other applicants may be studying any major. Retail and fashion experience is preferred, but not mandatory.